Episode 9: Then Play On
Yes, it’s been a while since our last podcast, and we’re sorry for that. Rohan lives in Sydney now, and I live in Melbourne, so it makes it tricky for us to get together often enough to chat about music and record it for you. However, we’ll still be putting these out whenever we get a chance, so we appreciate your patience as the weeks and months pass in between new episodes.
This episode, we talk about (and listen to) one of our favourite albums, Fleetwood Mac’s Then Play On (1969). This album was, in fact, one of the albums we first talked about including on the podcast as it’s surprisingly often overlooked in the pantheon of great records - it had a big impact when it first released, but given the ongoing changes within the band and dramas that often overshadowed the music, it seems to have dropped off the collective radar of truly great collections of music. Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac were extremely popular in their day, but as popular as they were, it paled in comparison to the success of the later version of the band featuring Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham - which may explain why their earlier material is often thought of as inferior, for no good reason other than that it doesn’t have Stevie Nicks on it. This is a great record, featuring some truly great guitar playing and songwriting, so we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Check it out on our podcasts page here at the jump.